Welcome to St Germans Group Parish

Your Kingdom come.....Your will be done.

WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the coastal path and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ….. and you!

Parish in Transition

In the absence of a parish priest, please contact:

Parish Wardens: Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

Readers/Licensed Lay Ministers: Richard Laugharne, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters

For weddings, baptisms, funerals and church services:  David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Children’s work: David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Messy Church: Evelyn Reed

For buildings and general parish enquiries: the Parish Wardens:   Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

For Safeguarding:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Pastoral Visitors Team:  Pat Paxton

Parish Giving Scheme:  David Watters

Finances: the Treasurer, Fiona Liddicoat

Electoral Roll: Brenda Daw

Enquiries about individual churches:

Downderry:  Andrew Pidgen

Hessenford: Fran Moore

St Germans: Richard Laugharne

Tideford: Sue Merrick

Deanery Synod Reps:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters and Bill Woods

PCC Members for April 2019

Sue Booth, Fiona Bristow, Yvonne Byles, Dawn Couling, Jenny Daniel, Sue Merrick, Fran Moore, Hugh Parker, Andrew Pidgen, Tim Pullin, Evelyn Reed, Rosemary Stevenson

 

Hire and other info on St Germans Priory Church for events:

The St Germans Priory Trust:   www.stgermanspriory.info

Hire of the Church Hall in Hessenford:   http://www.4clubs.biz/timeslot/hessenford2/

 

The parish email address for all emails is:

admin@stgermansparishes.com

They will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

Parish Phone 07557 302 255

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Thought for this month

The church should be a place of safety, refuge and healing where a person, including those who are suffering will find people who will love them and care for them and do the right thing for them.

Our vision must be a church that society trusts to be a voice for the marginalised, a church that is not afraid of hearing or speaking the truth and a church that always stands up for truth and justice

extract from Sir Roger Singleton IICSA enquiry report June 2018

 

 

~   News and Events in the Parish   ~

 April – June 2019

Parish Lunches

The parish lunches take place weekly on Wednesdays at 12 noon in St Nicolas Church, Downderry.

All are welcome to come for a tasty three course meal, good company and fellowship 

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Coffee Morning  and Soup and Pud Lunch 2019

 Next lunch – Saturday 13th July

(No event in May)

10.30am – 1.30pm

All in the parish and visitors are invited to coffee and lunch and to browse the local group and charity stalls.         

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Pub Theology

A chance to discuss ideas and thoughts about all matter of things theological.

After a short introduction of 5 minutes, the conversation is open.

We now meet on the third Wednesday in the month (TWIM).

We meet in the Eliot Arms, St Germans between 7.30pm and 9pm.

            Topic:      Books of the Bible seldom read      April 17th Jude; May 15th Obadiah

            For any enquiries, ring Richard Laugharne (01503-230333).   All welcome!

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Messy Church will be starting again in April

meeting in St Germans Methodist Church

on Easter Saturday 20th April. 10.30am-12 noon

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Latest News

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

There are collecting boxes in all our four churches – please keep the contributions coming in………..

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever – so please keep the contributions coming in.

How can you help the Foodbank?     Currently (mid April) there are the following shortages:

  • FRUIT JUICE (LONG LIFE)
  • FISH (TINNED)
  • TINNED FRUIT
  • RICE
  • TOMATOES (TINNED)
  • TOOTHPASTE
  • TOILET ROLLS
  • INSTANT MASH
  • WASHING POWDER/WASHING UP LIQUID
  • CAT PET FOOD

PLEASE – no baked beans, pasta, soup, teabags or cereals – the Foodbank has PLENTY of these items.

However, money is a continuing issue, and is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, a real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452.

email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

St Germans Priory Trust

If you would like to volunteer to help the Project in any way please visit our website at www.stgermanspriory.info  and let us know your contact details.

Board of Priory Trustees

  • Chair- Richard Laugharne
  • Vice Chair – Fiona Bristow
  • Secretary – Brenda Daw
  • Support Officer – Jo Rimron
  • Ann Demaine
  • Peter Daw
  • Hugh Parker
  • Bob Foulkes.

News Archives

St Germans, Hessenford, Downderry & Tideford Parish services

APRIL SERVICES continued

Holy Week

15th April     Monday

6pm  Holy Week Compline   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

16th April   Tuesday

9.30am  Prayer Service  St Germans Priory Church

6pm Holy Week Compline.  St Nicolas Church, Downderry

17th April   Wednesday

6pm Holy Week Compline.  St Nicolas Church, Downderry

18th April   Maundy Thursday

9.30am  Prayer Service  St Annes Church, Hessenford

7.30pm Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar  St Nicolas Church, Downderry

19th April  Good Friday

3pm  Good Friday Meditation   St Annes Church, Hessenford

20th April Holy Saturday 

8pm      Easter Vigil   St Lukes Church, Tideford

21st April Easter Day

7am     Sunrise Eucharist Service   St Nicolas School Downderry

11am   Parish Eucharist   St Germans Priory Church

22nd April  Monday

9.30am  Prayer Service   St Germans Priory Church

6pm  Prayer Service   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

25th April  Thursday  

9.30am  Prayer Service   St Annes Church, Hessenford

28th April   1st Sunday of Easter

11am  United Service with the Methodists   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am    United Service with the Methodists   St Germans Methodist Church

29th April  Monday

9.30am Prayer Service.   St Germans Priory Church

6pm  Prayer Service   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

MAY SERVICES

2nd May Thursday  

9.30am  Prayer Service   St Annes Church, Hessenford

5th May  3rd Sunday of Easter

9.30am.  PCC meeting.    St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am      Parish Eucharist   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

6th May  Monday

9.30am  Prayer Service    St Germans Priory Church

6pm Prayer Service   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

9th May  Thursday  

9.30am  Prayer Service    St Annes Church, Hessenford

12th May   4th Sunday of Easter

9.30am  Morning Prayer    St Annes Church, Hessenford

11am      Morning Prayer   St Germans Priory Church

13th May  Monday

9.30am  Prayer Service    St Germans Priory Church

6pm Prayer Service   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

16th May  Thursday  

9.30am  Prayer Service    St Annes Church, Hessenford

19th May   5th Sunday of Easter

9.30am   Eucharist        St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am       Eucharist       St Germans Priory Church

20th May  Monday

9.30am  Prayer Service    St Germans Priory Church

6pm Prayer Service   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

23rd May  Thursday  

9.30am  Prayer Service    St Annes Church, Hessenford

26th May   6th Sunday of Easter

9.30am  Morning Prayer    St Annes Church, Hessenford

11am    Morning Prayer    St Luke’s Church, Tideford

27th May  Monday

6pm Prayer Service   St Nicolas Church, Downderry

28th May   Tuesday

9.30am  Prayer Service    St Germans Priory Church

30th May.     Thursday Ascension Day

9.30am   Morning Prayer   St Annes Church, Hessenford

31st May  Friday     Thy Kingdom come

9.30am    Morning Prayer       St Germans Priory Church

6pm         Evening Prayer        St Nicolas Church, Downderry

 

JUNE SERVICES

1st June  Saturday     Thy Kingdom come

9.30am    Morning Prayer       St Luke’s Church, Tideford

6pm         Evening Prayer        St Annes Church, Hessenford

2nd June  7th Sunday of Easter

9.30am    PCC meeting        St Nicolas Church, Downderry

11am       Parish Eucharist    St Nicolas Church, Downderry

5pm         Evening Prayer      St Luke’s Church, Tideford  

3rd June  Monday   Thy Kingdom come

9.30am    Morning Prayer       St Germans Priory Church

6pm         Evening Prayer        St Nicolas Church, Downderry

4th June  Tuesday   Thy Kingdom come

9.30am    Morning Prayer       St Germans Priory Church

6pm         Evening Prayer        St Annes Church, Hessenford

5th June  Wednesday   Thy Kingdom come

9.30am    Morning Prayer       St Luke’s Church, Tideford

6pm         Evening Prayer       St Nicolas Church, Downderry

6th June  Thursday   Thy Kingdom come

9.30am    Morning Prayer       St Annes Church, Hessenford

6pm         Evening Prayer       St Germans Priory Church

7th June  Friday   Thy Kingdom come

9.30am    Morning Prayer     St Nicolas Church, Downderry

6pm         Evening Prayer     St Luke’s Church, Tideford

East Wivelshire

The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.

The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

Rural deaneries

The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:

Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.

St Germans Group Parish PCC as from May 2018

Permanent members of the PCC

The Vicar (position vacant)

LayChair –  Richard Laugharne

Secretary – Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Treasurer – Fiona Liddicoat

Parish Wardens:

Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

Church Stewards:

Downderry: Steve Liddicoat
Hessenford: Fran Moore
Tideford: Matt Frost
St Germans: Richard Laugharne

PCC members:

Downderry: Sue Booth; Andrew Pidgen, Jenny Daniels   Cashiers:  Tim Pullin and Sue Pidgen
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles,  Dawn Couling.  Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Chris Bowditch, Evelyn Reed.   Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  Hugh Parker.  Cashier: Ron Bradley

Deanery Synod Reps:

Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters. Bill Woods